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Bike Rodeo- Community helps students learn bike safety

Friday, 27. May 2016 by Craig Brownlee

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Encouraging Literacy through the year!

Monday, 16. May 2016 by Doreen McDonell

15 Minutes of Fun ABC Life Literacy Canada encourages families to have “15 Minutes of Fun” learning together every day. Engaging in literacy activities as a family improves a child’s skills and also helps adults keep their skills sharp. Check out these 15 activity ideas to complete with your family to have 15 Minutes of Fun!

1. Lights out, talk on:  After your bedtime story, turn the lights off and talk about new endings to the story you just read together.

2. Surfing Snacks: Go online together to find out how your favourite foods are made. Are they something you can make together at home?

3. Find A-B-C: Have an alphabet scavenger hunt to look for things that begin with each letter of the alphabet. If you can’t find some letters, go outside or try looking in books and magazines.

4. Travel the World: Use your library card as your passport to check out books on different countries. Learn about their traditions and celebrations.

5. Float in a Boat: Work together to fold a family fleet of origami boats. (Find all the steps in the FamilyLiteracyFirst.ca sample module!)

6. Let’s go Shopping:  Have kids write the family grocery list out themselves, then bring it to the store. Let them check each item off the list. (Hmm, wonder how jelly beans got on the list…)

7. Number Walk: As you put on your shoes, choose something you want to count during your walk. It could be dogs, trees, stop signs, cars—anything you want! On your walk, count how many you can find.

8. Word Wall: Learn one new word every day. Display them by creating a family word wall with Bristol board and markers. Can you make a sentence with the words on your wall?

9. How was your day today? Exchange notes (or write a journal) with your child telling each other about the best part of your day. Or switch it up: what’s the best thing you expect to happen tomorrow?

10. A Course of Course: Build an obstacle course through your family room, and draw a map of how to go through it from beginning to end.

11. Sing chat: Sing a conversation with your kids to the tune of your favourite song. Bonus points if you can make your song rhyme!

12. Snow You Tell Me: Use emptied dish soap bottles filled with water and food colouring to write messages and draw in the snow.

13. Know it All: Together, look online for the meaning of funny words like “collywobbles” and “onomatopoeia.” Test your parents’ word power!

14. Have a Book-nic: Organize an indoor picnic with books and tasty treats. Choose a theme – try honey-flavoured cereal and read Winnie the Pooh.

15. Game On: Start family board game night and play a different game each week. Family members can take turns reading instructions and game cards as well as keeping score.

for more information:

http://abclifeliteracy.ca/sites/default/files/downloads_ad-pdf/FLD16-Event%20Guide-EN.pdf

Baldonnel School Visits Us For LiD

Wednesday, 04. May 2016 by Craig Brownlee

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Yesterday, Baldonnel students and staff spent an hour with us during our learning in depth hour. Students shared their excitement for learning and we filled the Taylor hill at lunch time with a few students:)

LEARNING IN DEPTH – LiD

Tuesday, 02. February 2016 by Doreen McDonell

What a day!  Students spent their LiD time today teaching fellow students about their topics.  The students divided into smaller groups and used their ‘public speaking’ strategies to deliver amazing informational sessions.  Congratulations TES students!  You are AWESOME!

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Happy Groundhog’s Day!

Tuesday, 02. February 2016 by Doreen McDonell

Groundhog Tongue Twister

 How much ground would a groundhog grind if a groundhog could grind ground ?

A groundhog would grind all the ground if a groundhog could grind ground.

borrowed from http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/miscellaneous/tongue-twisters/mgroundhog.htm

(tune of I’m a Little Teapot)

I see a little groundhog, furry and brown,
He’s popping up to look around.
If he sees his shadow, down he’ll go.
Six more weeks of winter – oh, no!

borrowed from http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/happy_groundhog-history.htm

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February 2016

Monday, 01. February 2016 by Doreen McDonell

February 2016

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.

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 Groundhog day Candy grams (bags) on sale $2 each Candy grams (bags) on sale $2 each Candy grams (bags) on sale $2 each
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 Family Day (BC)Day off schoolCandy grams (bags) on sale $2 each

Family Skate and free hot chocolate 12-4 Taylor Arena

 Candy grams (bags) on sale $2 each  4:00pm PAC meetingCandy grams (bags) on sale $2 each  Candy grams (bags) on sale $2 each  Peace Passage Skating Club Valentines Dinner and Dance

$50 call Jackie 262-6224 or Sandra 794-7710

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 Valentines Day <3   Reading challenge starts  100th Day for everyone except Kindergarten  HL Quizno booster juice  $2 popcorn day
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Pink Shirt Day – bake sale sponsored by leadershipAssembly NID – new curriculum
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 Report Card writing day- Day off school

 

TES volleyball 2015/2016

Tuesday, 26. January 2016 by Doreen McDonell
Team members:
Teigan B, Delani, Torrie, Taylor, Rayla, Renee, Brandy, Caitlyn, Lilly, Mikah

Sara, Alexis, Kimberlee, Destiny, Emma, Isabelle, Hailey-Jade, Nicole
Eddie, Braxton, Sawyer, Sam, Isaac, Kaelin
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Family Literacy Day at Taylor Elementary

Tuesday, 26. January 2016 by Doreen McDonell

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He that loves reading has everything within his reach.William Godwin

Tomorrow TES will be celebrating Family Literacy Day.  Students are welcome to come to school in PJs with their stuffies and blankies in tow.  The day will be spent enjoying a pancake breakfast offered by our fantastic PAC, reading in their classrooms and afternoon activities.  Parents are welcome to join us at any time during the day.  Come see our students read, read, read and read!

Family Literacy Day – taken from the website http://abclifeliteracy.ca/family-literacy

Family Literacy Day is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 and held annually on January 27 to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family.

Taking time every day to read or do a learning activity with children is crucial to a child’s development. Even just 15 minutes a day can improve a child’s literacy skills dramatically, and can help a parent improve their skills as well.

Barbara Reid, award-winning Canadian author and illustrator, is named Honourary Chair of Family Literacy Day 2016!

Christmas Traditions at Taylor Elementary

Tuesday, 15. December 2015 by Doreen McDonell

Every year our staff and students celebrate Christmas in their classrooms and at a family function.  This happens on a three year rotation.  One year we perform a Christmas concert.  Another year we will have a craft night.  This year is our Family Dance year.  Please join us on Wednesday, December 16 at 6:30 for a good time.search

December 2015

Tuesday, 08. December 2015 by Doreen McDonell

December 2015

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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 11am LID
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Operation Christmas Taylor – toys, food, Canadian Tire money Operation Christmas Taylor – toys, food, Canadian Tire money 

Fire prevention assembly 9am

11am LID

 Operation Christmas Taylor – toys, food, Canadian Tire money 

PAC meeting 4pm

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 Operation Christmas Taylor – toys, food, Canadian Tire money  Operation Christmas Taylor – toys, food, Canadian Tire money11am LID

 Family Christmas Dance 6:30-7:30

 

Operation Christmas Taylor – toys, food, Canadian Tire money

 Christmas Cheer Day – wear red, green and white 

Operation Christmas Taylor – toys, food, Canadian Tire money

Last Day of School 

Mrs. Cooper and Mrs. McDonell’s classes go swimming

Operation Christmas Taylor – toys, food, Canadian Tire money

 Free Santa Skate and Santa pictures – hot chocolate and candy canes12-4 Taylor leisure ice

 

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Night before Christmas Christmas Day  Boxing Day
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  Have a happy and safe holiday!

 

 
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